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This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
To see your business featured here, email [email protected].
Welcome New Members!!!
Nick Marinelli
464 Cutler Corner Rd.
Barre, VT 05641
You’ve Earned Professional Bookkeeping! Your business deserves professional bookkeeping and CFO level care & analysis. Are you ready for the financial clarity, confidence, and care you deserve? Schedule your free consultation today!
Joseph Mulligan
PO Box 77
Marshfield, VT 05658
Prompt, professional, customized pest services.
Wendy Monninger
5630 US Route 2
Marshfield, VT 05658
Offering quiet country accommodations on 37 acres in a serene mountain setting on US Route 2.
Ericka Clark
282 Berlin Mall Rd. Unit 5
Berlin, VT 05602
Treasures Unburied is much, much more than a thrift store! We have new and used clothing, home decor, furniture, jewelry and more!
Ericka Clark
282 Berlin Mall Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602
A 50's themed cafe and bakery. Offering local 802 coffee along with a plethora of yummy baked goods & a lunch menu that won't break the bank. Open daily.
Erin Meiman
17 State St. Suite 302
Montpelier, VT 05602
At Northeast Wilderness Trust, we do conservation differently. We are the only regional land trust that can promise every acre we protect today will be an old-growth forest of tomorrow.
Chamber Member Spotlight
Andrea Jackson of
Elm Street Chop Shop, Montpelier
Janine Gallagher & Kathi Partlow
The Family Center of Washington County, Montpelier
5th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Recognition Breakfast
Gary Hass
of The World Newspaper
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Farr's Field, Waterbury
Join Chamber members, friends and community leaders, as well as friends and family of Gary Hass, in honoring Gary for his many contributions to the Central Vermont Community at the Chamber’s 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recognition. Registration is $25 each and includes a buffet breakfast as well as the program recognizing, honoring and slightly roasting Gary.
To register, click here, call 229-5711 or email [email protected].
Sponsorship Opportunities
are available to help recognize and honor a man who has been a pillar of the Central Vermont community for decades!
Contact the Chamber at 229-5711 or email [email protected] to sign up for sponsorship and show your support for Gary Hass today!
Thank You
Shamrock Sponsors
Rainbow Sponsors
Congratulations Winners of the
28th Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament
presented by
4 Average Joes won with a Low Gross score of 56!
Joe Slayton, Tom Brooks, Shawn Goodell & Shane Goodell (Not in order)
Community National Bank won tie breaker with
Low Net Score of 53
Careless Whispers won 2nd Low Net Score of 53
Reta Sanders, Mark Browning,
Reuben Stone & David Rubel (In order)
Ethan Swain, Justin Bourgeois, Chandler Clemons & Scott Kerner
(Not in order)
Meal Sponsor
Registration Gifts Sponsor
Meal Co-Sponsor
Beverage Sponsor
Hole-in-One Prize Sponsor
Hole #4
Hole-in-One Prize Sponsor
Hole #7
Save These Dates!
More information and registration to follow
Saturday, September 18- Calcutta Dinner, 5pm-9pm, Farr's Field.
Sponsored By
Raffle Drawing • Dinner for Two • Silent Auction • Live Entertainment Featuring Nottingham Drive Band • Fireworks Display
$125 per ticket. Ticket sales beginning this summer! Call or email the Chamber to reserve your ticket(s) today! 229-5711, [email protected]
The Third Annual Vermont
ATHENA Leadership Award® &
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
An evening of dinner, dancing and the recognition of women who exemplify the ATHENA model. All finalists of the two ATHENA awards will be recognized and presented consolation awards. The final two ATHENA award recipients will be announced and presented their ATHENA Leadership Awards.
Show your support of recognizing professional women in Vermont by sponsoring this prestigious award!

ATHENA Leadership Award® recipients are individuals who:
  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community
  • Actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
  • ATHENA Leadership Award® Nominees may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector.
  • Previous ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are not eligible for nomination; however past nominees may be nominated again.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees; however, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® nominees must be under 40 years old.
Completed Nominations are due by 5pm on SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Would you like to see your company among these that support the recognition of women leaders in Vermont?!?

Sponsorship Opportunities include...
Nike Goddess Sponsor: $3,500
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Banner displayed at ATHENA Award® Gala on November 6, 2021
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Opportunity to address the audience at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • Table of eight at the ATHENA Award® Gala
Bia Goddess Sponsor: $1,750
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • One half-table (4) at the ATHENA awards® Gala
Tyche Goddess Sponsor: $1,000
  • Prominent mention in all promotional announcements, advertising, notices, brochures, applications and all collateral materials related to the ATHENA Award®
  • Recognition from the podium at the ATHENA Award® Gala
  • Prominent placement in the ATHENA Award® Gala program
  • Two tickets at the ATHENA Awards® Gala

Secure your sponsorship today by calling 229-5711 or
Chamber Member Leads Group
Are you interested in using a leads group as one of your prospecting strategies to grow your business? A leads group can be a very powerful way of generating referrals. The Chamber's leads groups will allow members of noncompetitive business categories to network, build relationships, and generate referrals. Leads Groups are open to Central VT Chamber members & each group is limited to one member per business category. Members are required to meet attendance.
Meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30am on zoom.
Expectations of Leads Group Members:
  • Actively participate in weekly meetings
  • Whenever possible encourage a guest to participate in the meeting should the member not be available to attend
  • Help fellow members grow their business through positive referrals and word of mouth marketing
  • Maintain active membership in the Central VT Chamber of Commerce
What Should Leads Group Members Expect:
  • A team of up to ten local professionals that will help you grow your business
  • Monthly opportunities to share about your business with the group along with an extended opportunity to provide a detailed presentation about your business annually
  • Networking in a fun and productive environment without needless rules and fees
Sound interesting? Click here to sign up!
If you don’t see your business category, either someone else already taken it or we missed listing that industry. Please contact the Chamber to verify. Only one member per business category. First come, first served.
This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
To see your business featured here, email [email protected].
Got job openings?
Members, please send us the link to employment opportunities at your business and we will post it to our growing online list!
Rock of Ages Visitor Center and
Quarry Tours Open Again!
Beginning June 1, 2021
Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm with four tours daily: 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm & 2:15pm, first come, first served. A limited number of vehicles will be taken to the quarry during each of the tour times. For more information about Rock of Ages Visitors Center and tours, visit rockofages.com/tourism.
Tuesday, June 8th
Join Change The Story VT, a partnership initiative of VT Works for Women, VT Commission on Women, and the VT Women's Fund, for the launch of their new Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit during the lunch hour. BYO lunch, open up your laptop and learn about these new game-changing pay equity tools!
The Toolkit is a free DIY resource empowering Vermont’s small to midsize employers with tools to conduct gender and racial pay equity reviews. You’ll be introduced to the innovative Equity Management Tool and companion Playbook, learn from state and national pay equity experts, and be inspired by the stories of Vermont employers who have implemented workplace pay equity practices. Our featured guest is former Massachusetts Lt. Governor, author and economist, Evelyn Murphy. Dr. Murphy is the founder and president of the nationwide, grassroots activist organization The WAGE Project and the co-chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, both dedicated to eliminating the gender/racial wage gap.
Learn more and register as an individual or team now: LeepLaunch.eventbrite.com
Vermont Business Magazine
July Issue Advertising Opportunities
Capital Region Profile
The Capital Region Profile is a special section in this issue of VBM that showcases stories that shine a positive light on the area to let readers know why the region is such a great place to do business, live and visit! 
If you'd like more information on advertising to help support this section and connect with other business decision makers in the area please contact [email protected]! Deadline: 6/18
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, June 21
Chamber Conference Rooms at Beaulieu Place
963 Paine Turnpike N. Berlin
The need is constant, the gratification is instant.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs life saving blood.
President Mark Anarumo joins AVIC Executive Committee
Norwich University President Dr. Mark Anarumo will join the executive committee of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges for a two-year term beginning June 1.
The executive committee provides strategic support and advice to the AVIC president and other AVIC member presidents.
The Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) is the only statewide organization that represents exclusively the interests of private higher education in Vermont. AVIC provides public policy leadership, fosters cooperative efforts among institutions, and serves as the liaison between its members and the state and federal government.
AVIC is dedicated to expanding the capacity of Vermont’s independent educational network and attracting students who will contribute to the state’s future workforce as well as the economic, civic, and cultural life of Vermont.
As a voice of independent higher education in Vermont, AVIC works to inform the public about the vital importance of independent colleges and universities to the future of Vermont. Click here for the complete press release.
Want to be part of this winning team?
Become a Vermont Mountaineers Family Host!
Each family that hosts a player gets:
• A free family season pass to the games,
• Invited to a private BBQ with the team during the season,
• A free week of Mountaineers camp for each child in the family.
However, the greatest reward is the friendship that you develop with the player over the summer. That's the special part of hosting a player.
For more information about becoming a Vermont Mountaineers host family, click here, or contact Beth Cody at [email protected]
Phone: 802-279-5921
Beaulieu Place Conference Rooms
Open for Meetings & Events
The conference rooms at the Central VT Chamber offices, also known as Beaulieu Place, are available for meetings and events again!
Two conference rooms separated by a fold away wall can host meetings and events from just a few people to over 40. Centrally located in a prime space just off exit 7 from I-89, with free parking, coffee/tea, LCD projector, speakerphone and more, what more could you ask for in a conference room space?!
For more information on these meeting rooms and rates, click here.
We are leaving it up to the discretion of users to monitor attendance and social distancing while meeting at Beaulieu Place.
Don't hesitate as dates are filling up quickly and reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Reserve your next meeting or event by calling 229-5711 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hosting you in our great space!
Help Us Work For You!
Are you looking for more ways to promote your products, services, sales and deals? Let your Chamber membership work for you!
Send the Chamber images and information on your goods and services so we can share on our social media campaign and among our networks.
Send to [email protected] so we can help you make the most of your Chamber membership!

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This issue of BusinessWise is gladly sponsored by:
To see your business featured here, email [email protected].
Get Your News Out There!

If you have an upcoming event, product promotion, or congratulations you would like to share, please send your press releases to The Chamber at [email protected] so we can update others on news and happenings with your business.
Show Your Chamber Pride!

When you advertise your business in the local media, be sure to include that you are a proud member of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce!
Thank you,
Central Vermont Chamber